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Haemanthus Genus

Blood lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Haemanthus genus (Blood lily). This genus consists of 21 species which are either deciduous or evergreen, with dense heads of small, star shaped flowers, often brightly coloured. They will flower from summer to the autumn. Frost tender, min 10C. Prefers full sun or partial shade and well drained soil or sandy compost. Liquid feed in the growing season. Leave undisturbed as long as possible before replanting.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Cultivation

You will need to liquid feed in the growing season. Leave undisturbed as long as possible before replanting. The plants sap may irritate the skin.

Propagation

By offsets or seed before growth commences in early spring.

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